May 10, 1945 – September 24, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce that our beautiful and loving mother Pat, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on the afternoon of September 24, 2012. As a young couple Pat and her husband Jack moved from Ladysmith and settled in Port Alberni. They raised 2 children, Donna (Richard Lamb) and Dan (Dee Sanders) who now reside in Nanaimo with 5 grandchildren (Jaime, Elise, Jessica, Nicole & Russell). She is also survived by sisters-Sheila Dalrymple, Heather Cloke, Betty Roche, Carol Mjoen, and brothers- Michael Roche and Brian Roche, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Pat had a long career with the Provincial Government where she retired working for the AttorneyGeneral at the Port Alberni Court House. While retired she volunteered for the Alberni Bulldogs and travelled with Jack. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. The family wish to thank Dr.s B. Calvin, M. Dunne, T. Berrang, H. Martins, D. White (Missy), and staff at the NRGH Palliative Care Unit and BC Cancer Agency for the amazing care of our Mom. A celebration of Pat’s life was held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Chapel of Memories, 4005 – 6th Avenue, Port Alberni at 1pm.